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Stay at home and create a Scarecorona

Creative Region’s Scarecorona
Bundaberg's Kayleigh and Anaiya Lamond were excited to help their dad Heath create a Creative Region’s Scarecorona, while also giving advice on good hygiene practices and current COVID-19 regulations.

It's time to unleash your creativity and build a scarecrow with a little difference, as part of Creative Region’s Scarecorona challenge.

The Scarecorona challenge is about connecting families and the community together, while making home isolation more enjoyable.

Creative Regions Artistic Director Di Wills said the idea was to engage with families over the Easter holidays by creating a fun exercise that could be completed at home.

Di said it was about unleashing the creativeness within while staying at home, and the ideas for individual Scarecoronas were endless.

“We want people to make a sculpture with an identity, that can be any size – from a small-sized Scarecorona that will fit in a pot plant, to a large sculpture that can be made from materials found on a farm,” Di said.

“It all depends on what people have at home, because the idea is to up-cycle and use what you have already.

Creative Region’s Scarecorona
It's time to unleash your creativity and build a scarecrow with a little difference in Creative Region’s Scarecorona challenge.

“The children could steal, or ‘borrow’, mum’s mop and mop bucket and create something spectacular.

“The ideas are endless, we have already seen a one-legged Scarecorona, and another was a robot in a gown – it’s really up to you.”

Creating a Scarecorona a great way to spend time during isolation

Bundaberg father Heath Lamond and his two daughters, Kayleigh, 5, and Anaiya, 2, have already completed their Scarecorona, with Heath saying it was a fantastic stay-at-home activity to do with his young girls.

Creative Region’s Scarecorona
Bundaberg's Kayleigh and Anaiya Lamond helped their dad Heath Lamond build this Creative Region’s Scarecorona.

“As soon as I saw this competition we knew it was something the kids would love to do, they always enjoy helping me make things in the shed,” Heath said.

“We laid out everything we could find around the house and yard and went from there.

“The kids had a go at cutting the pipe and then had the idea to use their storage bin for the body.

“We cut up an old sheet for hair and even found a cool hat!

Heath said the best part was seeing the kids get excited and try and think of ways to make it all work and stay together.

Prizes up for grabs in Creative Region’s Scarecorona challenge

Di said by building a Creative Region’s Scarecorona, people who lived in the Bundaberg Region also had a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

“This has been made possible by the support given to us by Greensill Farming Group,” Di said.

“They are a wonderful business, who are really family orientated, and they have helped support and sponsor Scarecorona.”

Entries close on Wednesday 15 April and the prizes will be drawn at random and distributed within the Bundaberg Regional Council area.

Di emphasised there was no need to go to the shops and buy items to take on the home-based challenge, saying she wanted people to use what they had and to share their creations on line via the Scarecorona hashtag, which would enable others to see them without the need to leave their home.

She said it was easy to take part in the community challenge, and all people had to do was put on their creativity caps.  

“We like to think of it as a scarecrow of the current situation,” Di said.

“All you need to do is like our page. Make your Scarecorona and take a photo of it in your yard, doing its job and post it on your own Facebook page, tagging both Creative Regions, and #Scarecorona.”

1. Get creative! Create your best scarecrow sculpture made only from items at home.

2. Like Creative Regions Facebook page.

3. Post a photo of your amazing creation on your feed, don’t forget to tag Creative Regions with #Scarecorona

Anyone can play but prizes will be distributed in the Bundaberg Regional Council area.

For more information or ideas join the Creative Region’s Scarecorona Facebook page.